15 May 2011

250: 24 November 1965

249 vs England - 250 - 251 vs Wales
24th November 1965
1966 World Cup Qualifying Group Five
ALBANIA (ALB) 1 - 1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-0)

Venue: Kombetar Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana
Attendance: 16,381*
Referee:
Goalscorers: ALB: Haxhiu 60 (or 77); NIR: Irvine 55

NORTHERN IRELAND:
Manager: Bertie Peacock (Game 22. Won 9, Drew 3, Lost 10)
Captain: Terry Neill
Players
Clubs
Gls
Sub
Cap
1
Tottenham Hotspur
11
2
Brighton & Hove Albion
23
3
Burnley
29
4
Sunderland
20
5
Arsenal
26
6
Huddersfield Town
17
7
Stoke City
55
8
Manchester City
20
9
Burnley
1
11
10
Leicester City
12
11
Manchester United
12

ALBANIA:
Manager: Loro Bori├ži
Janku; Frasheri, Halili, Kasmi, Mema, Shellaku, Andoni, Ragami, Zhega, Haxhiu, Rudi.

Match Programme:
Match Report:
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Notes:
  • Had Northern Ireland won this match they would have faced a Switzerland in a one-off qualification play-off for the World Cup Finals in England. As it was, the Swiss qualified ahead of them by a point.
  • Attendance also reported as 20,000 or 25,000
Credits/Sources:
News of the World Football Annual 1966-67
Irish Association Football Guide 1966-67
Roy Cathcart (programme picture)
Northern Ireland - Albania Match Programme 9/9/1992

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